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Prosecutors and attorneys for  Bernie Ecclestone are "in talks about a possible deal to end" the F1 CEO's bribery trial in Germany. His defense team today called for "proceedings to be closed, citing a lack of evidence that Ecclestone was criminally responsible and asserting that the proc...

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MEDIA NOTES

NHL Productions will release "NHL Power Players," a video that includes on-ice highlights and exclusive interviews and player profiles, on January 28, after the ''97 Coca-Cola NHL All-Star Weekend (NH

Tags: Coca-Cola, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nike, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

01/08/97
MCMANUS LOOKS TO KEEP EYE ON THE BALL

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Tags: CBS, NBA, NFL, PGA Tour, Media, Viacom

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FINAL NFL NETWORK RATINGS: ARE THERE DIMINISHING RETURNS?

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Tags: ABC, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

01/07/97
SI LATEST TO JOIN INTO WOMEN'S SPORTS MAGAZINE MARKET

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Tags: NBA, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

01/07/97
IS FOX THRILLED BY PROSPECT OF SUPER BOWL CAT FIGHT?

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, News Corp./Fox, Media

01/07/97
NFL DIVISION PLAYOFFS: MARKET BY MARKET OVERNIGHTS

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Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Media

01/07/97
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, CBS, ESPN, Florida Panthers, HBO, San Diego Padres, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

01/06/97
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Tags: ABC, AHL, Cablevision, ESPN, NBA, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Wieden Kennedy

01/06/97
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Showtime, Media, Time Warner, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

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Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, WNBA

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